Climate

Activists Shut Down UK’s Gas Power Station for One Week

Activists Shut Down UK’s Gas Power Station for One Week

Oil Change International By Andy Rowell This morning the last two protestors occupying the chimney of a huge gas power station in the UK intend to end their protest having shut the new power station down for a week. This morning the last two protesters from the No Dash for Gas group occupying the chimney […]

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    Youth Activists Urge Presidential Candidates to Address Climate Change

    Youth Activists Urge Presidential Candidates to Address Climate Change

    Energy Action Coalition More than 50 youth vote activists with the Energy Action Coalition rallied outside of the Obama for America campaign headquarters in Chicago yesterday, calling on President Obama and Mitt Romney to take action to address climate change and support clean energy. The rally coincided with the release of Mitt Romney’s energy plan, […]

    Youth vs. New Mexico in Climate Change Battle

    Youth vs. New Mexico in Climate Change Battle

    WildEarth Guardians Akilah Sanders-Reed is a leader in the youth movement fighting climate change in New Mexico. Sanders-Reed is working with WildEarth Guardians in this remarkable legal action. New Mexico youth and WildEarth Guardians will return to New Mexico First Judicial District Court today for the second time to defend their right to a healthy […]

    Scientists Predict Imminent Planetary Collapse

    Scientists Predict Imminent Planetary Collapse

    University of California – Berkeley A prestigious group of scientists from around the world is warning that population growth, widespread destruction of natural ecosystems and climate change may be driving Earth toward an irreversible change in the biosphere, a planet-wide tipping point that would have destructive consequences absent adequate preparation and mitigation. “It really will […]

    How Urban Farming Can Transform Our Cities—And Our Agricultural System

    How Urban Farming Can Transform Our Cities—And Our Agricultural System

    ThinkProgress by Adam James As concerns mount over the accessibility and quality of meals in cities, urban agriculture is becoming a practical solution to give communities more choice—all while helping address greenhouse gas emissions from centralized agriculture. With more than 80 percent of the American population living in metropolitan centers, urban farming has the ability […]

    The Guardian Exposes Fossil Funded Groups Coordinating Renewable Energy Attacks

    The Guardian Exposes Fossil Funded Groups Coordinating Renewable Energy Attacks

    DeSmogBlog By Steve Horn Ever wonder why a blooming green energy industry has faced such harsh opposition? Now, as the old adage goes, “the cat’s out of the bag.” On May 8 The Guardian revealed the network of fossil-funded groups coordinating the ongoing onslaught of attacks on renewable energy, particularly wind power. A memorandum passed to The […]

    Global Warming Brings Extreme Weather to Ohio

    Global Warming Brings Extreme Weather to Ohio

    Environment Ohio By Nathan Willcox After a year that saw many parts of the country hit by scorching heat, devastating wildfires, severe storms and record flooding, a new Environment Ohio report documents how global warming could lead to certain extreme weather events becoming even more common or more severe in the future. The report found […]

    Rising Farm Animal Population Poses Environmental and Public Health Risks

    Rising Farm Animal Population Poses Environmental and Public Health Risks

    Worldwatch Institute The global population of farm animals increased 23 percent between 1980 and 2010, from 3.5 billion to 4.3 billion, according to research by the Worldwatch Institute for its Vital Signs Online publication. These figures continue a trend of rising farm animal populations, with harmful effects on the environment, public health and global development. […]